The importance of eligible Liberian voters registering to vote to ensure the success of the forthcoming Presidential and Legislative elections has taken center-stage in social organizations in the borough of New Kru Town.
The all female United Neighbors-Hat Trick and mixed members of Graceland Organization last Friday and Saturday held programs that encouraged their members and local residents to join the voter registration process in the various communities.
Last Friday, United Neighbors-Hat Trick’s Chairperson, Ms. Patience Nimely, told members at the gathering in New Kru Town about the importance of the ongoing registration exercise and why it is important that they encourage the community to register.
Representative Edward Forh (Monts. Dist. # 16) told the gathering that they can participate in the decision making on who becomes President of the country as well as who becomes a representative in their district only if they register.
“Make sure that you register and don’t worry about whether you will vote in October’s elections,” Rep. Forh told them.
He said as citizens of Liberia it is their right and responsibility to register.
Meanwhile, last Saturday, Graceland Organization’s Chairman Isaac Wreh, celebrating their one-year anniversary, reminded members to register at the nearest Voter Registration Center in the neighborhood.
“As a Liberian you must get involved in the process and get yourself registered, which is the only way that you can influence and be part of the decisions we have to make as citizens in the forward march of our country,” he said.
Wreh said the best any Liberian citizen can boast of is the ability to get their registration card and cast their vote when the time comes.
“You cannot change anything if you are not involved; and it means to be able to remove a lawmaker or even the President of Liberia you must register as the National Elections Commission has said,” Wreh noted.
He said it is the duty of members of the organization to ensure that the residents are encouraged to register at the nearby voter registration center in the community.